Regions / North America
China’s good relations with states at odds with each other could yield results at the negotiating table soon.
Nuclear war hawks forget to factor human error into their national-security equation.
A proposed canal in Nicaragua, built by China, is a tangible signal that the United States can't set the terms of the world economy forever.
Democratic and political reforms in Burma have been uneven and halting.
As a principle and practice, deterrence existed long before nuclear weapons.
As unrest simmers in the Middle East and the United States edges toward detente with Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia are trying to ride out the storm together.
Massive data collection by the NSA comes down much heavier on the cost side of the ledger than the benefit.
Another Iranian overture spurned.
No one knows what a major state would be like if it radically cut back its intelligence services--but based on the recent American record, it’s hard to imagine we could be anything but better off.
Iranian-American author Hooman Majd says that Americans are starting to see Iran as more than "just a bunch of crazy mullahs shouting 'Death to America' all the time."